ADVOCATES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE UUCSR
HEART IN THE HOOD
a portrait of life in West Oakland
performed by actor and writer Mike Sommers
Advocates for Social Justice happily presents HEART in the HOOD, a true story, a love story between a man and his adopted neighborhood. Eight years ago Mike Sommers, a small town Vermonter, bought a house in a notoriously rough neighborhood in West Oakland…and came to love it. Sommers plays all 16 beloved characters who run the gamut from poignant to hilarious. Through Mike and his harmonica, we hear their words, laugh with their optimism and begin to understand the misunderstood and beautiful people of 22nd Street. We will have time for conversation following Mike’s performance. I think this promises to be one of those specially memorable experiences for all of us attending. A light lunch will be available for a donation.
— Jeanie Bates, Advocates for Social Justice